Boehringer Scores 2nd Bellwether Win In Conn. Pradaxa Suit

By Emily Field (May 7, 2018, 5:35 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut state jury on Monday sided with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a second bellwether trial as part of a consolidated state proceeding over the alleged bleeding risk of its blood thinner Pradaxa, rejecting a woman's claims that taking the drug landed her in the hospital.

A state jury in Hartford rejected Mary Lou Gallam's claims that taking Pradaxa caused her to be hospitalized in 2014 for two days for a gastrointestinal bleed. She had been taking the drug for 2½ years, and she claimed that neither she nor her doctors were adequately warned about the drug's risks and that...

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